Given that there is still plenty of time left for the next-gen Jazz, Honda has updated the current gen model with some crucial changes to the interior trim and revised the exterior look. The car has been unveiled at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show.
Starting off with the revised design, the changes made to the exterior have aligned the Jazz with the latest Honda family design language, incorporating the ‘Solid Wing Face’ headlight and grille. The front bumper is also different with more aggressive contours around the air vents. At the rear, the shallower grille sections are linked together by a gloss black trim strip above a trapezoid lower section. All in all, the Jazz retains its MPV-like profile, making it extremely practical and spacious.
Under the hood, the biggest update comes in the form of a new 1.5-litre petrol engine. It can be paired to an optional CVT transmission which has been revised to deliver a more linear response. The 130bhp 1.5-litre motor is offered as part of a new Dynamic grade, which adds a thinner front splitter and triple-strake diffuser to the rear bumper, both featuring red accents.
The interior, on the other hand, features a pinstripe pattern on the upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, all of which are enhanced by orange stitch lines. The Jazz retains the versatility of the previous model, including a boot space of 354 litres (which can go up to 897 litres with the rear seats folded down) and the Magic Seat configuration to store tall items.
Honda has revealed that the bookings for the Jazz will open across Europe from November, with the deliveries starting in early 2018. Honda India, meanwhile, will continue to sell the existing model.